- Associated Press - Monday, March 23, 2015

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) - Authorities have ruled the deaths of a Pleasant Prairie couple involved in an animal cruelty case a murder-suicide.

Paula and David White were found dead after a fire on their farm last week. Investigators say the couple died of gunshot wounds, with Paula White’s death ruled a homicide and her husband’s death a suicide.

The Whites each faced multiple felony and misdemeanor animal treatment charges after authorities found dozens of dead horses on their property.

A jury found the couple guilty Thursday afternoon. The Whites, who are both in their 60s, didn’t come to court for the verdicts.

A fire broke out at their farm early Thursday morning, and firefighters discovered two bodies in the ruins. Authorities identified the bodies as the Whites.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.

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